If you currently wear a back or neck brace to manage pain, you may want to try spinal decompression therapy. Aside from getting rid of all that pain, the muscles in your back may finally get stronger once the underlying bony structures are properly realigned. That said, as with any other person, if you have to lift something heavy, it would always be to your advantage to wear a brace on those occasions.

Consider a situation where you were injured in a car accident. Depending on the nature of the impact, your pain may be severe enough to require that you wear a neck or back brace at all times. As may be expected, this can be extremely uncomfortable, especially during the summer months. In addition, when you have to wear these kinds of devices, it is very hard to enjoy daily life, let alone a day at the beach.

Even though these braces may make it possible for you to get around and carry out basic activities, they will not push the discs in your back into their proper positions. This means that even though you are more or less pain free wearing the brace, you are not actively doing anything to improve your situation and as long as the discs in your back are not properly aligned, you must keep wearing it.

This is where spinal decompression can come to the rescue, because the whole purpose of this physical treatment is to locate and fix the root of the problem instead of covering it up by painkillers or aids like braces that only offer a short term solution.

Regardless of how long you have been wearing a brace, there are some better alternatives. In fact, many people that get computer guided traction therapy find that their pain disappears completely. Once the tissue surrounding the misalignment heals, you may be able to look forward to a lifetime without recurring pain. Your therapist can help you by explaining how to restore your muscle tissue restore after a treatment, but only after he has ensured the spine is fully in the right position so that you get full benefits of the treatment

Therefore, if you are suffering from chronic neck or a back injury, it can certainly be of some help to find out if you can try spinal decompression to get rid of the pain once and for all so make sure you ask for this option next time you go for a check-up!